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lying face downward, or on the ventral surface; see also prone position. Called also procumbent.


Rarely used term denoting in a prone position; lying face down.
[L. procumbens, falling or leaning forward]


/pro·cum·bent/ (pro-kum´bint) prone; lying on the face.




lying along the ground.


prone; lying on the abdomen. Called also ventral recumbency.
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According to Sweitzer wood rays are homocellular (consisting of procumbent cells only), whereas in all four of our specimens (the living and three herbarium collections) rays are heterocellular.
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sectio Repentia Main axis procumbent Yoshida or decumbent forming secondary haptera on the ventral face; primary axes branched on the dorsal face of main axis; receptacles compressed to flattened.
chinensis Merrill) of the family Asteracea, known as "pitabringi" (San-skrit), "Pila bhangra" (Hindi), "kalsarji, Gargari" (Kannada) is a procumbent, perennial herb found in wet and marshy places in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Utter Pradesh and costal areas of the Indian Union.
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